Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Buttons and Beads Bracelets

I've been doing a bit of Spring Cleaning lately 
in my mixed media workroom/playroom/studio.
I have found all kinds of wonderful treasures...
buried in the bottom of boxes...
and the depth of drawers!
It's been like Christmas finding so many fabulous things!
(Though I have to admit I feel quite guilty about my
compulsive gathering...and then gathering some more.)   :}
I made this little bracelet out of some faux vintage buttons.
Just added the locket and key toggle and ---
Voila!  A new piece of pretty jewelry to wear.

And this lovely sapphire blue - lime green - ocean turquoise
bracelet is made from some beautiful beading components
I found at JoAnn's Fabrics the other day.

This is the name of the company.  Check it out!
If you don't have a JoAnn's Fabrics in your neck of the woods,
they have a website, too -
Isn't Spring Cleaning just the best thing?
Think I'll do some more tomorrow...
and see what other goodies I can discover!
Leave a comment and I will draw one lucky winner's name
on Tuesday, April 30th to win a custom-made bracelet
created from some of the treasures I've found on my adventures!
blessings, denise  :D


  1. Pretty bracelets! I have been wanting to make a button bracelet.... yours turned out really nice! New to beading but I have been collecting fun buttons for quite awhile.

  2. 2 very nice bracelets love them both, can see it was worth having a sort out and tidy up as you found hidden treasures.

  3. Just beautiful, Denise! I'm going to have to clean out the craftroom to see what I come up with!

  4. Isn't it amazing what you'll come across when you do some spring cleaning! Love the bracelets.

  5. Fun bracelets! I've been going through my treasures as how they accumulate!

  6. Great bracelets!

  7. Gorgeous bracelets! The button bracelet is sweet, and your choice of bead colors in the second bracelet are lovely.

  8. Really cute bracelets! I love your choice of colors. The first is my absolutely favorite.


  9. so pretty! love how the colors are work together.
    kim h

  10. I've been doing a bit of spring cleaning myself. I absolutely adore those blues and greens. Makes me miss the beach in this Michigan weather. You should consider getting a facebook share button on your page. I've linked to you through my page at

  11. Such beautiful bracelets, the colours are lovely. I'm feeling inspired to do some craft room spring cleaning in the home of finding treasure!

  12. Took a break from MY spring cleaning in my basement art area which is overflowing! Saw your post and it made me feel better that someone else has a huge stash to purge.
    Your bracelets are so pretty. I love the vintage style and colors. I just found our charm swap this morning and it was fun to look at each one again .
    I'll check on you next week and see which one of us is do ne. LOL

  13. I'm partial to buttons (I remember sorting thru my grandma's buttons as a little kid -- she was an avid sewer/knitter/etc) and I LOVE that first bracelet. You balanced it really well. It's interesting and not overwhelming. Nice job on both.